Benelli 502C First Look Review - Most Affordable Twin-Cylinder Cruiser? [VIDEO]

Updated On: 14 July 2021 Shakti Nath Jha

Benelli recently unveiled the all-new Benelli 502C cruiser motorcycle and it will be launched soon in India. The upcoming Benelli 502C BS6 is an all-new motorcycle from the house of this Italian two-wheeler manufacturer for the Indian market after a really long time. Upon its launch, it might become the most affordable twin-cylinder cruiser motorcycle on sale in the country. So, in this article, we have a Benelli 502C review by a UK-based vlogger who talks in detail about the new motorcycle.

Benelli 502C Review

Looks and Colour Options

The upcoming new Benelli 502C resembles the mighty Ducati Diavel 1260 to a certain extent. Like most other Italian motorcycles, the Benelli 502C too is a stylish motorcycle. This cruiser has a unique visual appeal. At the front, it gets an angular LED headlamp along with LED DRLs. The motorcycle gets a LED taillamp and even LED turn indicators. It sports a muscular fuel tank with an exposed frame, a single-piece seat, a twin exhaust muffler, etc. The Benelli 502C will be available in two colours - Matte Black and Purple shade.

Benelli 502C Side Profile

Benelli 502C - Dimensions and Capacity

SpecificationBenelli 502C
Length2240 mm
Width950 mm
Height1140 mm
Wheelbase1600 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm
Seat Height750 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity21 litres
Kerb Weight216 kilograms
Benelli 502C BS6 Cruiser

Benelli 502C - Engine and Transmission 

The Benelli 502C gets the same powerplant that also does its duty in some other Benelli motorcycles like the Benelli TRK 502, TRK 502X and Leoncino 500. So, the new Benelli 502C is powered by a BS6 compliant 500cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, in-line twin-cylinder engine. This twin-cylinder BS6 motor churns out 47.5 PS of maximum power at 8500 RPM and 46 Nm of peak torque at 6000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

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Benelli 502C Instrument Cluster
Benelli 502C's Instrument Cluster

Benelli 502C - Tyres, Brakes and Features

The new Benelli 502C runs on 17-inch radial tubeless tyres and it gets alloy wheels. The front tyre of the motorcycle measures 120/70-R17 while its rear one is a 160/60-R17 unit. The suspension duties on the 502C are performed by USD forks at the front and it gets a mono-shock absorber at the rear. For braking duties, it gets dual discs at the front and a single disc at the rear and it gets dual-channel ABS as standard. Now, if we talk about features, so the 502C gets an all-digital instrument cluster loaded with a ton of information.

Benelli 502C

Benelli 502C - Price and Rivals

Finally, talking about the price, so the price of the Benelli 502C has not been revealed yet. This new cruiser motorcycle will be launched in India by the end of this month and the bookings for the same are already open. One can book the Benelli 502C by paying a token amount of Rs 10,000. In India, we expect the Benelli 502C to be priced under Rs 5 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. Upon its launch, the Benelli 502C will directly rival the Kawasaki Vulcan S.

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So, this was our Benelli 502C review. What are your thoughts on this Italian cruiser motorcycle? Do feel free to share your opinions with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more amazing motoring updates.

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Benelli 502 C

Benelli 502 C

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*Ex-showroom Price inNew Delhi

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